Jul 09-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: July: Jul 09-03
Rocky Canyon    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Matthew Adair

By pcm on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 10:08 am:

Where is Rocky canyon???

By Paul, Calumet, MI on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 10:10 am:

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this picture taken in Canyon Falls or in the vicinity of it?

By Matt Adair on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 10:16 am:

This pic was taken just a short distance from the falls at Canyon Falls park near Alberta.

By Kate, CA on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 10:57 am:

Really enjoyed looking at Matthew's photos, especially the U.P. Cloud formation......wow!

By Nosey Pasty Fan on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 12:35 pm:

What is the scoop on Yooper Joe and Gal in Kalamazoo? Did you enjoy your time together?

By Mary Drew on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 12:58 pm:

Great shot Matthew! Makes me feel like I'm in my kayak, without the risks of the rocks and that little falls I think I see,though!

Bill, Milwaukee on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 01:15 pm:

Reminds me of fishing the Gratiot River between Ahmeek and the Lake.

By Patti, TN on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 01:19 pm:

All of your pictures are beautiful.

By Ron Wilkins, Kentucky on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 01:32 pm:

Outstanding pictures, can't wait to get up there again in August.
By the way, can anyone tell me if there is any place I could rent an electric generator near Houghton, Hancock, or anywhere in the Keweenaw area? We'll need one for about 30 days!

By Curt B AZ on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 02:38 pm:

This is a WOW for sure!

By Yooper Jo on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 02:49 pm:

The 4th Fire works were fantastic as well as the company. The lake was like a giant bath tub and Palms Book (Big Spring) was not too buggy for July weekend.

By Mary on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 03:06 pm:

Ron Wilkins, Kentucky:
Check out this website:
Superior Rent-All They also have a toll free number: 1-888-275-8280.

By Katie, Ill. on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 03:38 pm:

I'm so thrilled to see all the wonderful photos of the U.P. esp. the copper country. After reading the comments from this past week, I'd jst like to add a few thoughts. I like to remember the Hubbel area as I remember it from my visits in the 40's and 50's. We drove up there to visit grandma and grandpa Slattery about every other year, from Milwaukee. Hubbel was begining to wind down from the busy little town of my mother's youth. It's happening everywhere, like Door Co. and Bayfield, Wisconsin. We here in N.W. Ill. have problems with "Chicago people" who move here or have 2nd homes. Then they complain of the farm smells, dusty roads, inconvience of "the boonies". Whoa, folks, this was our home long before yours. This is progres?. And who sells their land to these "intruders"? It's everywhere. What's the answer? Think about it.

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 03:50 pm:

Colorado has been dealing with this for many years now. Currently, the city folks are buying up Ranch property in Park County and then they complain about every aspect of the open range (ie. cattle, their droppings, destruction of property, the smell, cattle in the roadways, trespassing, etc). They knew it was a ranch when they bought it. The signs indicating "Open Range" are everywhere. What were they thinking?

By Connie - Colorado on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 03:53 pm:

Oh yeah, the photo! Based on the foamy refreshment comment leading to this photo, there must be someone else who sees a big vat of beer in this photo. Thank God it's not just me!

By Steve the flying Troll on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 08:05 pm:

One of the locals was telling me that a lot of nature conservancy folks are buying up parts of the Keewanaw and posting the land. I swing both ways on this issue, but I am afraid of any one group (either "right" or "left") buying up parcels and fencing or "gating" it off. The next thing you will have is Aspen, CO where the billionaires are driving out the millionaires. I have been there and seen that since 1969, and it is not pretty. One guys opinion

By Steve the flying Troll on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 08:06 pm:

Or the Huron Mountain Club, for a lesson much closer to home........

By J, mi on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 08:07 pm:

I think there is a gator in the lower left corner of the picture. Did he walk here from the swamps of the south? I doubt he'll survive the winter that lies ahead.

By Alex Tiensivu on Wednesday, July 9, 2003 - 09:04 pm:

Ooooo! This shot is sweet!

By GK Cleveland on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 06:48 am:

I Heard a story that in ASPIN CO a few years ago after they had a BIG snow, Aspin was shut down because anybody that worked there could not afford to live there. A very rude awakening for some that think big bucks are the answer.

By Kate, CA on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:33 am:

At least the "city people" can pay their taxes. What about all the illegal immigrants "you" are being responsible for???? What's the answer? Live in crowded urban conditions with lots of violence, gangs, drugs, burglaries, larceny, sexual offences,etc., or escape to the country to raise your family peacefully so your kids don't turn out to be street wise hooligans??? Ah, I remember when I lived in the U.P, life was so simple, sometimes the biggest challenge was just deciding where to go fishing! Please don't consider my comments racist, they are not, rather simply factual. We have an incredibly large population, made larger each day by folks sneakin' in here looking for a better life. I would probably do the same thing if the tables were turned, seek a better life for my family. And is that not what people are doing by moving to such gloriously beautiful places outside the urban jungles? Wouldn't you do the same?

By Marg, Houghton, MI on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:53 am:

Ron Wilkins, Kentucky, You can check with Superior Rent-All located just outside of Houghton. There number is (906) 482-8080. They have all kinds of equipment for rent.

By Gal in Kalamazoo on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:37 pm:

Nosey Pasty Fan--

Our visit was wonderful, thanks! Yooper Joe is a great tour guide, and made sure to show me some of his favorite spots. We spotted the biggest spider I've ever seen hanging on the raft at Palms Book, checked out the old hi-way bridge, spent quite a few hours in Little Bay de Noc, and enjoyed the sunshine. I even saw my first tractor pull (in Gladstone). Hee! It was great. And I'll be back.

Oh by the way: do we know you, Nosey? :)

By edith on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 04:27 pm:

Kate,,, I dont think the individuals buying up the beautiful "up north" places are those who are escaping the "urban jungle". For the most part, they are the affluent who are already living in clean, comfortable suburbs or towns. Those in the "jungle" are priced out. I fear we may be approaching the time when the beauty and resources of these great penninsulas are only available to those who are wealthy enough to purchase a piece of whats left, excluding those who are less fortunate or are born too late. I always thought the Great lakes shorelines should have somehow been reserved for all to enjoy.The wealthy should not be the only people allowed to enjoy Gods work.It was mentioned earlier that in a legal sense, the shores are available. Not really. Who wants to become involved in a debate with a landowner over real estate law when trying to walk a beach with your children. At best these new comers make you uncomfortable until you leave. I have loved the UP and its people all my life. It is my opinion that one cannot just buy a hunk of it and become part of it. The UP is a way of life, a way of acting, thinking, that is hard to understand for those who are new to it. I hate to see it change.

By fy on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 05:04 pm:

Steve the flying troll,
I tend to look at the conservatories as a last gasp, at least the opportunity to enjoy the property exists, if owned by a conservatory. They do limit use (hunting, 4-wheeling, camping) in some ways, but the alternative of privately owned and/or developed eliminates any possibility of use by the general public.

By LIN on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 10:12 am:


By Connie - Colorado on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 11:18 am:

OK, I saw the child's face, but I had to cross my eyes funny to see it. It encompasses most of the frame, right?

By LIN, SE MI on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 11:07 am:


By Lowper on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 02:35 pm:

I hate to say this, but after looking at this picture about 20 times, I think I know what LIN's talking about. And yes, it's faint, but looks like a child's face. I don't know how in the world you noticed it, LIN, but I grudgingly have to admit it's there.

Funny how reflected images can play tricks on the eye.

By Connie - Colorado on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 - 09:23 pm:

Sorry LIN and Lowper (do I know you, Lowper?) but after looking at it over and over... nothing! Maybe I need to spend more time on it. I'm at the library with only 30 minutes so I must hurry but I still cannot see it. I will try again on Friday.

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